Thanks bucksfan! It was hard to pass on yet another shell color, especially as nice as these and in a boot is just icing on the cake. Congrats! I have the Bayfields also, in both CXL and Black. All 3 are great boots IMO. TTS for me, same as my #1 and #5 last shoes and boots, with the exception of the rough collection. I don't believe I thanked you for turning me onto these boots, thanks! Even though I hadn't planned on another pair this year. Hey does that make us even for me influencing you on purchasing that jacket on another thread?! I will try to get a pic in natural lighting but likely be closer to the weekend, provided the sun actually comes out again. I used Alden Defender on them and they are glossy IRL. Once the Defender gets dry and hazy I wipe them with a nylon stocking and it really brings out the color and shines with a high gloss. Not sure if I will end up using sno-seal or not yet. I'm used to a punched cap toe boot, that was my service boot for 20 years so to me it seems normal. The pinking at the base of the captoe threw me at first and I couldn't make up my mind about it. But from any distance at all you don't even notice it and it already is normal looking to me. I will add the Vibram Raptor half sole to them soon for winter traction. Yes they are comfortable, very much so. The only defect I can find is that the toe on the left is a lot lighter than the one on the right. But that doesn't bother me in the least, being shell I rather prefer it that way.